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Don Quixote is getting the live-action Disney treatment, and since this is a Spanish story, this would be a splendid time for Disney to give audiences the all-Hispanic and Latinx cast they’ve been waiting for.
Of course, some fans are already calling Disney on what they feel might happen: the probably inevitable casting of Johnny Depp to undergo yet a creature-feature makeup job (despite the fact that Disney’s stock in him should have lowered after Depp’s physical abuse case). If not Johnny Depp, some other white actor.
@moniqueblognet @LatinxGeeks @aintilatina @BlackGirlNerds @WeSoNerdy @GeeksOfColor @wearemitu You know it’s going to be Johnny Depp.
— Eduardo Jimenez (@edjimenez22) October 14, 2016
@moniqueblognet @BlackGirlNerds @LatinxGeeks @aintilatina @WeSoNerdy @GeeksOfColor @wearemitu it’ll be M. Mcconaughey and J. Gordon-Levitt
— (((Tom Sandelands))) (@sandelands) October 14, 2016
NOT JOHNNY DEPP! https://t.co/2QjDwzLH0U
— Marie (@Maria_Giesela) October 14, 2016
I posed the question to fans: Who do they want to cast in Don Quixote? There were many calls for Jaime Camil, Oscar Isaac, and Pedro Pascal, but the overall message to take from the responses is that fans are eager for a Hispanic Don Quixote, and if they do cast Johnny Depp or Matthew McConaughey, there will be virtual riots in the Twitter streets.
Take a look at the responses below, and write who you’d want to see cast in Don Quixote below in the comments section!
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I like Mark Margolais for Don Quixote and Jorge Garcia for Sancho Panza. Both excellent actors, both with the right look for their roles. Garcia in particular has both the charm, wit, and comic timing for Sancho Panza, while Margolais has great gravitas and presense, as well as experience playing someone afflicted with the rigors of old age (IE: Hector Salamanca in Breaking Bad).